HAKIZIMANA Lydie, Co-founder and Managing Director
Lydie Hakizimana is a mother of three wonderful children and has a deep passion for education. She believes that every child is special and has something to offer to this world.
In 2008 she co-founded Drakkar Ltd, a Rwandan publishing company which distributes books in both primary and secondary schools. Since she wanted to provide an high quality education for an affordable cost, she designed Happy Hearts project and finally created it in 2014.
As a successful entrepreneur and a caring mother, she manages Happy Hearts as her second family, and all our staff knows that she will always continue to improve our school to meet the needs of our beloved students. Lydie is also involved in countless institutions related to education field and entrepreneurship, because of her commitment to children.
MUKESHIMANA Alida, Daycare Teacher
Alida is a patient, trustful and engaged English speaking teacher in charge of the Nido class (12-18 months). She has worked with children with disabilities and shows great enthusiasm for her job.
MWANGI Gladys Wanjiku
MWANGI Gladys, Daycare Teacher
Gladys is the English speaking teacher leading the young toddlers class called “The Butterflies”. Having worked in the educational field for over 16 years, Gladys has a great deal of patience and experience: she is very conscious and able to stimulate children’s interest with diverse activities.
MUKAMAZIMPAKA Robertine, Daycare Teacher
Robertine is the new Francophone teacher of the Toddlers, “Les Petits Lapins”: she has been working in the educational field for many years and has great communication skills. She is very committed and has a positive attitude!
NGENDAKUMANA Liliane, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Liliane is a vital and playful French speaking assistant: thanks to her enthusiastic personality, she has won the heart of every single child. She is the best football player in the house and helps in the Nido class.
NSENGIYUMWA Jacky, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Jacky is a very calm and discrete French speaking assistant working in the class of Ms. Gladys: you hardly notice or hear her, but children go crazy for her!
UMUTESI Célia, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Célia is a very practical French speaking assistant who has been working with children for more than 5 years: she is very good at encouraging them to be independent throughout their daily activities. She works in “The Butterflies” class.
KABAZAYIRE Betty, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Betty is one of the English speaking assistant of Ms. Robertine: every child has learned to love her quickly, because she is always cheerful, playful and helpful.
KAYIGEMERE Solange, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Solange is a francophone assistant in the class of “The Butterflies”. She used to be a sport educator specialized in swimming, volleyball and basketball, therefore she works especially on children motor ability.
NAHO Alice, Daycare Teacher Assistant
Alice is the other Anglophone assistant of “Les Petits Lapins” class: she just started at Happy Hearts, she is still a student, and she is very conscious and caring.
MWIYERETSE Pascaline, Cook & Housekeeper
Pascaline is in charge of providing the children and staff with a balanced and healthy diet. She has 10 years of experience as a cook and nothing excites her more than seeing children finishing their meals.
KAGOYIRE Marie Rose, cleaner
Rose makes sure that the environment where the children learn, grow and play is always clean and neat.
NIYOYITA Jean d'Amour
NIYOYITA Jean d'Amour, guard
Jean is the guard of Happy Hearts: his smile is the first welcome at our Daycare!